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this is deja vu news live from berlin and sudan's protesters dig in as authorities threaten to disperse that demonstrators saying that they will not be moved from their sit in front of the country's defense to the story they want the military to hand over power immediately to a civilian government. also coming up the split conditions facing palestinian refugees in jordan that's cuts to u.n. funding by the trumpet the destruction of destitute services on the ground plus the
return of television's most epic fantasy series the award winning game of thrones hit screens for its final season and our t.v. critic has the spoiler free lowdown on what to expect from western rose this winter . i'm sara kelly welcome to the program protesters in sudan say that attempts are underway to break up their sit in outside of the country's defense ministry that says they call on the country's military to hand over power to a civilian administration mass anti-government protests helped push longtime president omar al bashir from power last week but demonstrators are keeping up the pressure on the military council which replaced him. more to the ghana celebrations have turned back into protests thousands in sudan's
capital khartoum demanding power for the people it follows the military's decision last week to overthrow the country's unpopular leader of thirty years omar al bashir although it's what the masses wanted angry that the army has taken power for itself the new government a real civil government a content. people with qualifications no learned military people better be able not only protect our country protect our new government we are here to remove the entire system a system that does not does god give service equality to the people as system that leaves people under poverty a system that does not also done as a country as a rich country with a human and natural resources to act as any other country in the world the new
military council held its first meeting on sunday over the weekend it also met with sudanese opposition leaders promising to rule for a maximum of two years while democratic elections are organized. opposition forces are in charge of appointing the prime minister and his cabinet for civilian government and we're calling on them to have united voice. but the crucial decision of who will become president is one the military council wants to keep for itself. back on the streets there are also demands that bashir is associates face justice. while the protests continue many are already painting a new picture of what life in saddam could look like. freedom. and
justice. whether that vision one last depends on what the military decides to do next. and let's talk now about what might happen next we're joined by ahmed assad a sudanese activists and an artist who is based here in berlin welcome to the program thank you for having me we've heard a lot about the protesters we've heard about their demands. you know we have the sense that are they really united here and what do they want where do you see things going from here segments of the protests. are united on the declaration of freedom of jane this is declaration that made by political parties to these professional association which are they are indeed and this is movements of the last forces so they demand is in the military gene is muslim brotherhood to. elect a pope the transition that's run by civilians and this is a demonstrative filled until now and people interested in the street until this declaration of freedom of change come to out and receive them there they're
basically there now in defiance and we're getting these reports actually that the sudanese armed forces that they've they've tried to break that sit in outside of the army headquarters what are your he you hearing there from your contacts on the ground as i think it's was very clear from the military council statement that they wanted from the beginning on two to two to demand the people to accept their their new new government so they need to move to space and to the military has ports that would be given to them if they saw it today early in the morning atlanta cloke there's our forces from the on the surrounded the space and then i started to go shoot at this period which it was a protest and the negotiators on either the vice president of the military council or the protesters the peaceful protests are rejected this negotiations are rejected to lead to space and. still the curation of freedom of change be fulfilled as superior to them so they are not can utilize in this way to college and any kind of who she is she is damn let's talk a little more about the prospects of that civilian government in the country
because i mean we have on the one hand the military council saying that it's willing to work with the opposition in order to pave the way for that civilian government within two years. what is your assessment of the credibility of those claims there's all time mistrust like all of this is military council now having a lot of faces from the old regime the spoke a person of the military the military military council is actually does seem person was standing behind the bashir in one nine hundred eighty nine when he made just military coups and most of them is crazy for the surprise in the region so basically there's a mistrust with this military council and there's also the curation of freedom of change is very clear that soon i think all of this political parties you can open talking about and also the military when they decide whose job was it like today there were also negotiating with the opposition and then they brought the n.c.b. the national congress he was a former political party to this negotiation in this because with the good of exposing the parties so i think there's a lot of mistrust there's a lot of the old rejean all see running behind this military military plan to be
again the polls to get more to use to stop these there what they called the status quo of the old military government that history going to go on saddam for the last it is a critical time for the future direction of your country and we thank you so much for joining us this morning to share your view of medicine a sudanese activists and an artist in case you're in berlin we appreciate it thank you. well now let's get a quick check of some other stories making headlines around the world a member states have approved controversial copyright reforms opposed by u.s. tech giants like you tube and google the reforms agreed last month by the european parliament have now passed the final step before they are an active they are intended to ensure that artists and news publishers are paid that silicon valley argues that they will stifle online creative freedom. in japan the fukushima nuclear plant operator has begun removing fuel rods from a cooling pool and it's
a milestone in the slow process to decommission the plant which suffered a meltdown after a tsunami in two thousand and eleven removing the rods is a crucial effort to avoid a further disaster if an earthquake hits. well now we are heading to the middle east crisis and the dire conditions facing palestinian refugees following a policy change from the trump white house back in twenty eighteen the u.s. cut all funding to the united nations relief agency that provides services for palestinian refugees living in the sprawling camps in jordan around two million palestinians live in those camps enjoy rush and cop and as you were hearing reports the budget cuts have had severe effects on their lives. twenty seven year old endlessly roams the refugee camp or he was born and raised it was once his job to clean the streets here but now the garbage is left on collected he was one of
around forty senate laborers employed by the united nations relief and works agency for palestine refugees were underway for short to keep the camp in jordan clean. in twenty eighteen the trump administration announced it would seize all funding to the agency so it has had to let employees go including senate issue laborers like. the un agency was able to raise new funds from some forty other countries but still needed to reduce its hold budget by ninety two million u.s. dollars last year. my financial situation is difficult when my elderly father notes on people's work i can't give it to anymore. my dream is to go back to working for a new one i was self-sufficient. in the campus extremely dirty and in the coming summer months it'll only get worse. really has asked us not to reveal his identity his refugee status doesn't allow him to work outside the camp this job was his only
source of income to support his family of six. there are now only ten workers left to clean a camp with a population of thirty thousand as a result the camp is experiencing a garbage crisis. of jordan's ten refugee camps for palestinians this one josh is absolute poorest an estimated fifty two percent of the residents here live under the national poverty line with the recent cuts to an era residents say conditions have reached an all time new low end of the camp is lacking in everything. the senator is situations very bad shit every day i have to clean the streets myself. we move to a different camp because it is the largest refugee camp for palestinians in jordan with a population of over one hundred thousand many families have been in the camp for generations here sanitation is not the only problem residents of houses with makeshift roofs like this one are especially vulnerable in the winter months.
a father of two says he hoped would help with building expenses but they always cited a lack of funding he was forced to go into debt to pay for this metal cover. about how i'm a grown up five and i can handle this. but i was worried for my children all night about carry them from one room to the other so that the rain would not fall on their heads i had to put buckets all over the house i had no other solution to. get the solution he found is by no means sustainable water still gets through the house poses many health hazards and the children are at risk of electrocution from uncovered wires. says that when the summer months hit the roof will make temperatures inside the house unbearable he says he feels abandoned with no other option but to hope for a better future. and we are joined now here in the
studio by i even him who filed that report for us from jordan welcome to the program and we know i mean you spoke with a lot of people but you spoke especially with sanitation workers who really felt the impact of these cuts you know what were the conditions of the camp that you visited and what were their assessments i mean i think the most striking thing about these camps especially palestinian refugee camps in the middle east is that they don't feel like camps anymore these look like more or less permanent structures with actual concrete buildings. and things of that sort so there's a there's a general feeling of desperation of being forgotten of being ignored of being neglected by the world that's the general feeling in the camp anybody you talk to will tell you this will tell you you know this camp my my family has been here for generations for decades and we've sort of been forgotten of course the camps have always been poor but these cuts last year have just exacerbated the problem and the sanitation is just one aspect one aspect of the problem one for these workers i
mean you have to understand these jobs one row being an employer was a source of empowerment for them it gave them economic empowerment they felt they not only were there serving their community they were also earning an income for their families so of course this has such a psychologically negative effect on an already psychologically damaged or psychologically suffering population so in that sense it has this dual effect on the residents so i mean that's the situation in jordan how about other u.n. camps in the region so i know it is. a big organization when it was established in one thousand forty nine it had about seven hundred fifty thousand palestinian refugees to two to care of by now there are about five million and they're spread between syria lebanon jordan the gaza strip and the and the and the west bank in jordan we've seen these effects but in a place like the gaza strip which is under a blockade you know will provide even a lot more basic services. that would otherwise not be provided such education and
health care and they're also had much more massive cuts in employment just they've had to for example not renew the contracts of about a thousand employees in the gaza strip and some of the programs that have had to been cut in a place like that are mental health mental health care issues programs in the gaza strip it's placed under blockade for almost ten years now so you can imagine that in jordan while in jordan they are indeed suffering because of the cuts elsewhere. the owner was owner was cuts have been felt as well especially in the gaza strip ok well monitoring the situation there for us on the ground we thank you so much to report i am for him who just got back from jordan we appreciate it. now finland social democrats have won a now victory of the country's parliamentary elections beating their populist rivals the finn's party by just two tenths of a percent the social democrats scored seventeen point seven percent of the vote to
secure forty seats in the country's legislature far short of the one hundred one seats needed for a majority now that now leaves the party leader on t.v. now the daunting challenge of building a coalition if he is to become the country's first washed wing prime minister in more than twenty years. finland social democrats celebrating their victory in sunday's parliamentary elections even though their when came with the slightest possible margin one single seat. i feared i. might i i i i. i i i i i i for finland social democrats the thrill of victory could soon be replaced by the bleak reality of trying to form
a governing coalition that's due to the surprise showing of you see how the whole is anti immigration finn's party who came in second by just one seat that to that the poor performance of the center party the social democrats could have a hard time putting together center left coalition making it a bittersweet victory for the party's leader and even a. i like it's quite difficult to say what really happened for some reason the fins party managed to get their voters out on election day and this is what we saw during the elections it's clear that the political field has changed and now we have equal size parties unfinished society this is a european phenomenon i and do. indeed europe has been looking closely at finland's election it's being seen by many as a bellwether for how euro skeptic populist parties could fare in next month's european parliamentary elections the finn's party is part of an alliance of the
could become the strongest faction in the european parliament and could radically change e.u. policies on migration families and the environment. one of the final series of the international t.v. series game of thrones has finally arrives the show is a medieval fantasy set amongst warring families it has won multiple awards for the broadcaster h.b.o. and earns them tens of millions of fans worldwide the plot details of the eight series of the show have been kept under. wraps as you might imagine they're really very secretive but fans are hoping to find out who will survive and who will and on the iron throne. i mean this. is very good now did a very young scot roxboro from d.w. culture desk is joining us in bonn and scott you know i haven't seen it yet so please do not give it away for you know myself or any of our viewers who haven't
checked it out but what can we expect just generally speaking from the season. yeah no definite problem no spoilers i did watch the first episode of season eight game of thrones the final season last night with millions of others luckily. for this episode at least there aren't that many spoilers to give it's very interesting after having last season where we had these sort of incredibly epic battles with dragons and white walkers and and massive armies this first episode is sort of bringing all the pieces together as if you know game of thrones you know it's incredibly complex intricate plot this first episode is basically just setting the chessboard we have the main characters set up the danny and john snow who are sort of our good characters from there up in winterfell preparing their armies and down in the south we have the evil queen circusy who's preparing her plotting and then far up north we have the the king of the dead with his now zombie dragon marching
down to try to destroy everything so that's all sort of set up in this first episode but the whole season starts in a way going back to its origins and maybe and looking more at the intricate interpersonal interactions and the plottings and scheming which was one of the main core appeals of game of thrones and something it seems that they're going to really invest in in this new season and we have to mention that i mean like you last night a lot of people all around the world were trying to watch that sirius the servers were actually crashing this is a global phenomenon right. oh definitely definitely i mean legally. people could only watch in the u.s. or via an h.b.o. service worldwide just what i did of course a lot of people tried to do otherwise and that led to this this crashing in terms of how many who are actually to watch the show it's hard to gauge and probably in
the u.s. we're going to look at probably fifteen to twenty million overnight when the numbers come out will probably see that but that's only a small fraction because people of course don't just watch law and they watch catch up services and then of course the show goes out around the world the probably the best estimates are probably one hundred million people are going to watch this final season of game of thrones which is a phenomenal number i mean it's probably double at least double the next closest most popular show this is really an almost unique drama worldwide nowadays we have a lot of shows that went around the world and were seen by a lot of people now this is probably the last real big water cooler show that everybody watches and everybody talks about scott roxboro with the very latest on game of thrones the final season thank you scott and. i were heading to china next and a german man who is a viral hit each time that he posted video online so how does he do it well here's the clip being married to his ideas works really well. when thomas
docks also known as awful stroh's through the streets of shanghai he rarely goes unnoticed. over the. thomas is a celebrity on the chinese internet seven million people follow him on social media when he posts clips about his life as a foreigner in china it's easy to hear shanghai accent is great your real shanghainese. do it the way i thomas came to shanghai as a student in two thousand and twelve he fell in love and stayed in his videos he talks in fluent chinese about a broad range of topics food. travel. health we have to have but it all started with a sketch about his sign on german mariage. to me if you're not in
a. body neal and i see height through all the photos. but it could stuff quiet you better get your. thomas and his wife julie write and produce the clips together and they can make a living from them it all started when they came across a video by a chinese internet celebrity. yeah transcripts don't look much she recorded a sketch about coming hung for chinese new year that's when people are us the same questions over and over again when you getting married how much do you know when you're going to buy a car when you're going to buy a flat well julie then said to me you should film a clip about marrying into a chinese family as a foreigner. you want to go. to my mom you're going to. want to know.
more about marshall i was when i told my parents i'm getting a foreigner my father put his glass down we were having lunch and he said what did you say he was i said a foreigner he shouted are you crazy what's wrong with you all these foreigners are playboy. that. his father in law is one of the main characters in our food thomas gets he's even written a book on him but since those easy first month their relationship has improved. it's true i didn't like him at the start he's fat he said he was poor and a student made them talk about it's embarrassing. they continued to joke about what has now turned into a wonderful friendship for his part thomas says he's lucky to have found
a chinese family who share his sense of humor one sketch at a time. now tiger woods has kept an astonishing career comeback winning the u.s. masters his first major golf title in eleven years many doubted if woods would ever be competitive again after personal troubles and for back surgeries the american shot seventy in the final round to finish on thirteen under par and sparked scenes of wild celebration at the augusta national he claimed his fifth green jacket and fifteenth major is now just three major short of equalling jack nicklaus's record of a team that. could have had. more drama. than what we hope we all had out there and. not in a war emboldened. the sufis already. just to come back here and to play as well as i did although it's no use all the little things well this
week and to do it here this is that so much to me my family this tournament. to have everyone here it's something i'll never ever forget. now was just tiger woods himself who was overcome by that historic moment former u.s. president barack obama has an avid golfer was blown away by tiger's performance he wrote the following congratulations tiger to come back and win the masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence grit and determination now tiger's comeback literally also moving serena williams to tears the tennis star tweeted this is greatness like no other knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you did today wow congrats a million times i am so inspired thank you buddy. well meantime in other sports news the australian rugby union international israel folau has been sacked after his latest homophobic post on social media he has seventy
three international cops posted a meeting on instagram that said gay people would go to hell unless they repent now rugby australia said the thirty year olds had breached its code of conduct folau who is a fundamentalist christian has forty eight hours to accept the appeal his sanction escaped punishment after making similar comments last year. is very disappointing from what i did speak to him because i had a very direct and specific conversation with him about the patients in my hand. did that conversation that he understood that conversation. my hand at the end of it conversations he was very clear about. his going off and on that he's done well meantime nepal is ringing in its new year with a blaze of color at the annual sindoor choctaw festival hundreds of people gathered in the medieval city of bach to four to mark the occasion with drums dance and
throwing around for a million power now the colorful celebrations are to thank the gods for the spring weather and to pray for a good harvest from the upcoming months and. this is the news coming up torn between europe and russia modern georgia's identity crisis i'm sorry kelly in berlin thanks for watching. think.
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